Combining stunning turquoise ocean with awe-inspiring desert landscapes, the Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa is located on the northern coast of the Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Exceptional luxury coupled with world-class service and a choice of fantastic activities will guarantee a holiday you’ll never forget.
Featuring fabulous artwork and traditional furnishings, not to mention staggering views of the Arabian Gulf or tropical gardens, each of the resort’s sumptuous rooms and suites oozes luxury. Basic amenities include private balconies, rain showers and minibars. Meanwhile, private plunge pools, direct beach access and outdoor showers are all potential extras.
Taste the world
The resort boasts three superb restaurants to choose from. Al Shams offers a delicious selection of authentic Arabian dishes, while Amwaj serves up delectable seafood beside the pristine beach. Be sure to taste the Palm’s excellent buffet breakfast, where everything from the cuisine to the décor is firmly Middle Eastern. For a change of scenery, why not head to one of Anantara’s other two resorts on the island and sample the Italian cuisine at Olio or African delicacies at Savannah Grill and Lounge? You can even design your very own dining experience, tailored to your every wish.
Make your holiday your own
Rest, relax and revitalise at the wondrous Anantara Spa. Indulge in one of the fabulous treatments, which include a range of invigorating scrubs, soothing body wraps and energising massages. For something extra special, why not choose to enjoy your treatment beside the sea on one of the Spa Beach Cabanas?
Cool off by taking a dip in the resort’s glorious infinity pool surrounded by lush gardens, or take advantage of the tennis and fitness facilities. Soak up the sun on the gorgeous white sands, snorkel in the crystalline waters or explore the coastline on horseback.
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before you go
Everything you need to know before planning your dream trip
Transfers are a 21/2 hour drive from Abu Dhabi Airport and 20 minute boat transfer / 64 Rooms & Suites / Dine Around Concept in 5 Resturants on the Island with Free Transfers / Spa / Fitness Centre / Children Welcome with Club for ages 3-11 years
During the cooler months of November to May.
British Airways fly direct from London Heathrow in less than 7 hours. Etihad Airways also have a direct service from several UK airports.
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